At the Hawksmoor Guest House we love you being able to make the most of your stay so below you will find link with ideas of things to do in the Lake District, as well as links to popular Lake District events' websites.
The Lakeland Climbing Centre (Kendal)
This climbing centre claims to be the largest in the North of England. They offer a full range of instructed sessions from beginners courses through to children's parties. Since they offer outdoor rock climbing, mountaincraft and navigation courses, and private guiding on the Lakeland crags and fells, you can learn all you need to know to be safe on the fells. But it's not all serious - there's also a lot of fun to be had! We recommend the climbing wall for a completely different diversion. Our youngsters loved it. Call for details, times and prices.
- Tuesday-Friday 10.00-22.00, Weekends & Bank Holidays 10.00-17.00, (September-April: Monday 16.00-22.00, Weekends 10.00-19.00 in addition).
- The Lakeland Climbing Centre, Lake District Business Park, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6NH
- 1 mile north of Kendal town centre on A6 (Shap road), follow signs onto the Lake District Business Park.
- 01539 72176
The Ruskin Museum (Coniston)
"Be inspired by the radical political philosophy of John Ruskin, brilliant artist, critic, and social reformer. Marvel at the heroic courage of Donald Campbell, speeding over Coniston in "Bluebird". Understand slate, copper, dry-stone walls, Herdwick sheep, Langdale linen & Ruskin lace."
- Daily mid-March to mid-November, 10.00-17.30 Winter: Wednesday-Sunday inclusive, 10.30-15.30 (16.30 mid Feb - mid Mar).
- Ruskin Museum, Coniston, Cumbria, LA21 8DU
- A593 from A591 at Ambleside; A595 & A593 from A590 at Greenodd; B5285 from Hawkshead.
- 015394 4116
Windermere Lake Cruises (All along the lake)
The old steamers (now, of course, driven by diesel engines) have had a long history. Brought in pieces from the shipbuilders at Barrow, they were assembled at various times over the past 150 years on the shore of Windermere. After passing through the hands of good old British Railways, and being somewhat neglected in the process, they have moved into the good care of the Windermere Steamboat Company. Any adult who visited the Lakes as a child will have fond memories of the excitement of setting out for a day trip down the Lake, and even with the passage of time, a trip on these beautifully restored steamers has lost none of its appeal for children and adults alike! A Top Attraction! The boats operate every day between Ambleside, Bowness and Lake Side, near Newby Bridge. Seasonal connections operate for Brockhole, Lakeside and Haverthwaite Steam Railway, Fell Foot and Ferry House. Evening Cruises and Jazz/Buffet Cruises operate during the summer. Island cruises sail daily from Bowness. Santa Specials, Christmas Lunch Cruises.
- Daily during daylight hours throughout the year except Christmas Day. First cruise departs Bowness 10.00 (earlier in summer).
- From M6 junction 36, follow the brown signs along the A590 to Lakeside or take A591 to Bowness and Ambleside.
- 015395 3118
World of Beatrix Potter Attraction (Bowness)
Beatrix Potter is a timeless family favourite, and this exhibition, updated and expanded, is great fun for the children, who can see and meet the characters they know and love from the stories.